It's almost time to get your green on and come downtown for one of the biggest celebrations of the year in Buffalo. On Saint Patrick’s Day weekend (March 16-17), the entire city will be feeling the luck of the Irish this year. To celebrate the rich Irish heritage of Buffalo, thousands will come out and celebrate with two parades, one on Delaware Avenue and another in the Old First Ward.
Buffalo isn't exactly short on dishes and delicacies that make out-of-towners scratch their heads. I'm pretty sure I've never gotten through a conversation with a friend living in some other corner of the country without hearing "Beef on what?" or "What's a loganberry?" So if you're a Buffalonian, there's about a 600 percent chance you've had to explain a butter lamb before.
Easter is great because it's the first sign of spring, and it's another excuse to eat chocolate. Plus, who doesn't love decorating eggs? There's also a ton of cheap (and free) Easter events happening in Buffalo within the next few weeks -- we even found an adult Easter Egg Hunt at a winery. Yes, please!
Bowling: A pastime that dates back to Ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire, way before anyone even fathomed swinging at a baseball. And in the frigid desolation of Buffalo winter, bowling seems more logical than putting on a baseball mitt. You can find many bowling alleys in Buffalo, and we've done our best to list them all here for you!
The Buffalo snow is starting to melt, temperatures are warming up, and spring is almost here -- which means Easter is almost here! To celebrate, the Easter bunny will be coming to town. Here's where you can find him.
In the late 19th century, many African Americans moved up North to create better lives. Industrial cities such as Buffalo offered a great number of opportunities. Here, they found better jobs and better lives for themselves and their families.
Especially during and after World War I, Buffalo presented the African American community with better prospects than the South had.
The Pan-American Exposition of 1901 was a world’s fair that took place in Buffalo from May 1, 1901 to November 2, 1901. At the Paris Exposition in 1900, activists and individuals such as W.E.B. DuBois contributed an entry for the United States, titled the “Negro Exhibit.” This exhibit displayed the life and achievements of the African American population in the years following their emancipation. Buffalo’s African American community in particular wanted to include the exhibit at the next world fair.
Jesse Nash was the pastor of the Michigan Avenue Baptist Church for 61 years and played an important role in the establishment of the Buffalo branch of the NAACP in 1915, as well as the Niagara Movement. He urged his congregation to strive for equal rights. Nash played a significant role in establishing a community on Buffalo’s east side.
Mary Burnett Talbert was one of the most prominent African American activists of her time. She was among the founders of the Niagara Movement and advocated for not only anti-racist movements but female suffrage and women’s rights as well. She spoke on numerous lecture tours about the oppressive conditions that African-American communities faced and encouraged women of all colors to work together for equality.
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